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Conowingo Dam Md. Photography
Photography Magazine Extra and Extra Eyes Photo Tours visit Conowingo Dam in Maryland every year. This is what we refer to as “Nature at its best.” The Conowingo Dam is one of the largest hydroelectric dams. This dam generates electricity for the Baltimore area.
Eagle population at this location peaks between November and December generally. Every winter well over 100 Bald Eagles gathers at Conowingo Dam, along the lower Susquehanna River in northern Maryland to feast on fish. When the sirens go off the gates will open and the fish are then sucked through the giant turbines and it’s time for the feeding frenzy. You do not want to miss an opportunity to enjoy this incredible nature. Photographers come from all over to get their best eagle images. Extra Eyes Photo Tours has a great weekend tour during peak eagle time every November. Dress warm and buy hot pockets from the sporting goods store to put in your gloves and shoes. Sign up for the Extra Eyes Photo Tour here. They go every November.
On many occasions, you will hear photographers yell things such as “incoming” to let the other photographer know an eagle is about to approach. The eagles circle around looking down at the waters spotting their fish. When an eagle dives they hang their claws down, swoop down and stretch their claws out and grab a fish. After this, the action starts. All of the other birds in the area will try to steal the fish from the eagle. Sometimes you will even see 2 birds attached to one fish and swing around in a battle for the meal.
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